Each year we try to do Advent activities with the kids. Because Catherine will not eat anything, even chocolate, it would not be fair to get a chocolate advent calendar. So, we were so excited when we found an advent calendar of "the girl Legos" while we were at LEGOLAND. Like the chocolate advent calendars I got when I was a child, there are little cardboard windows for each day.
Behind each mini door, there is a tiny little kit of LEGOs for the kids to do. So far two of them have been girls (one brunette, one blonde), one was a bag of accessories for the girls, a jet ski, a lamp post, a tray with drinks, a basket with money, and some little tiny vendor stands.
The girls alternate opening the windows. They love doing this every day ... there is so much suspense involved!